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Entry Title Date
Defend Trade Secrets Act Of 2016 April 27, 2016
Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY
"Whether it is the original recipe created by Colonel Sanders in connection with Kentucky Fried Chicken or whether it is the special sauce made famous by the iconic Big Mac of McDonald’s or whether it is Corning’s glass that is so frequently used and found in many of our smartphones all across the country, trade secrets are as American as baseball and apple pie. Unfortunately, we have found ourselves, over the last few years, in a situation where trade secret theft has become a significant problem, by some accounts costing us in excess of $300 billion per year and more than 2 million jobs annually."
Tribute To Colonel Michael Francis April 26, 2016
Roy Blunt, R-MO
"I think it is important to note that Colonel Francis has been associated with a unit whose history has spanned over nine decades and whose former members have included the likes of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh."
Veterans Achieve Jobs In South Carolina April 20, 2016
Joe Wilson, R-SC
"I was grateful to partner with Operation Palmetto Employment under the leadership of Program Director Elisa Edwards, the South Carolina Army National Guard with Colonel Ronnie Taylor, Shannon Banks, Fred Pasley, led by Adjutant General Bob Livingston, and the Department of Employment and Workforce directed by Cheryl Stanton."
Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 April 20, 2016
John McCain, R-AZ
"Lt. Col. Harry Thomas commands a squadron of Marine Corps F/A-18s. He told FOX News that last year he deployed to the Pacific with 10 jets, but only 7 made it. His own jet caught on fire in Guam. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas was able to land the aircraft safely, but the incident nearly cost taxpayers $29 million and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas his life. Now his squadron is getting ready to deploy in 3 months, but only 2 of his 14 Hornets can fly."
Honoring The 50Th Anniversary Of The Vietnam War And Bronze Star Presentation To Lt. Col. Jack Deichman April 19, 2016
Ryan Costello, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, on March 29, 2016 we marked the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War to honor and express our gratitude to our Vietnam Veterans. Our Vietnam War veterans served our nation with courage, dignity, and a willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Deserving particular praise and commendation for his heroism and service during the Vietnam War is Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Jack Deichman of the United States Marine Corps. I have had the pleasure of knowing Jack for over a year now, and I am grateful I had the opportunity to acknowledge Jack’s leadership in Dai Do, Vietnam on March 30, 1968. Mr. Speaker, Jack displayed expert leadership in maneuvering his Company through heavy enemy fire and remained steadfast in assisting his wounded Commander to establish their defensive positions. Because of Jack’s actions, many lives were saved that day, and many attribute this battle as the deciding factor in winning the war. We as a nation are grateful for Jack’s heroic actions that day. His courage and selfless devotion to duty represents the essence of the United States Marine Corps and this great nation. Mr. Speaker, on March 29, 2016, the nation acknowledged Jack’s bravery with the presentation of the Bronze Star Medal. I am proud to recognize Jack and all our Vietnam Veterans and we thank you for your service. Welcome home."

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